Get Involved

There are loads of ways you can get involved, whether you can sew or not.

This is a great place to receive kindness, share the love, make hearts, spread the word,  support the project or all of the above. You can give away one heart or hundreds. You don’t have to be crafty or saintly or anything other than what you are. All you need is a willingness to be kind to yourself, to connect with others and to offer love where it is needed (hint; it’s needed everywhere).

You can get involved by receiving free hearts to give away, making your own hearts and/or running a heart-making session in your school, organisation or community. There are kits and materials in our Etsy store as well as a group session plan to guide you.

Please acknowledge 1000 Hearts by tagging us on social media and letting people know you are part of this project - this will help our community to grow and flourish. If you are planning to share 1000 Hearts publicly (including your own work inspired by this project), please check in with me first.

When you connect with 1000 Hearts, you might find yourself giving out kindness to others without thinking about yourself. Kindness is why we’re here and the most important starting point is to offer it to your own precious, imperfect and brave self. That’s why I suggest that you hold onto the first heart you make or receive – keep it as a reminder that you are worthy of love and kindness too.

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How to get involved:

Receive free hearts:

Anyone can contact 1000 Hearts to receive a small pack of free pocket hearts; one to keep and a few to give away.

Fill in your details to share the love

Free hearts are made by volunteer heartists and we are happy to send them anywhere in the world.

If you require more than a small pack of hearts for a community group or event, you can purchase bulk packs through our Etsy store - the hearts are still free but you cover packaging and postage costs.

Please get in touch if you need more information.

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Become a Heartist or start a group:

You can make your own hearts to spread some love and kindness in your world. See our "Become A Heartist" page for how to get started and to download instructions and template for free. There is also a mini-flyer to include with the hearts you make.

If you'd like to bring heart-making to your corner of the world, you can start a heartist's group with friends, colleagues and others in your community. If you're starting a group, the workshop session plan in our Etsy store will be helpful as well as our heart-making kits and materials.

When sharing the template, ideas and hearts from this page, please let people know that you (and they) are part of 1000 Hearts and encourage them to read the website and join our community on social media.

To keep our project eco-friendly, please use pure wool felt for your hearts and keep packaging minimal and biodegradable. It's important to be kind to our planet as well as its people.

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions and to let me know what you're doing - I'd love to hear from you and share your story with the 1000 Hearts community.

Spread the love:

  • You can purchase the original pocket hearts to give away in random acts of kindness or pay-it-forward by purchasing hearts for your favourite group, charity, school or wherever love is needed (remember, it’s needed everywhere).

  • By purchasing from our Etsy store, you are helping us to spread the love a little further. All sales support 1000 Hearts and fund our Free Hearts Program.

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Becoming a Heartist

Making hearts is easy to learn even if you’ve never sewed before.

It uses basic sewing skills with a few little tricks, and the kits come with instructions and the template for the original 1000 Hearts pocket heart.

Make Your Own Pocket Hearts